“Yes, Sharad Pawar has filed his nomination, which we have submitted to the returning officer. It has been proposed by me and seconded by Ravi Savant (incumbent MCA president),” PV Shetty, MCA joint secretary, told HT.
Pawar, who is the former International Cricket Council (ICC), BCCI and MCA president, has overwhelming support in the MCA. Powerful groups within MCA, such as Bal Mahaddalkar panel, headed by Ravi Savant, and Cricket First, headed by Vijay Patil, are in favour of Pawar. “Yes, we have pledged our support to Pawar,” said Nadim Memon of Cricket First.